Our quail are raised in open barns with stress-free conditions and never any antibiotics or hormones. Lean quail meat is darker and more flavorful than chicken and is a versatile favorite among chefs and home cooks. These quail have been expertly sleeve-boned by hand, saving you all the knife work. The entire rib cage (breastbone and backbone) is cut out with shears, leaving the wings and legs intact. Translated, this means the quail are ready to be stuffed with mushrooms, brioche, or your signature stuffing. Boned-out quail will also grill nicely. Hot and fast for these little birds, please. They will cook quickly. The lean, reddish and delicate meat is best served on the rare side. Because they are small, it's easy to eat a few at one sitting. Plan accordingly.
- Humanely farm-raised in free-range environment
- All-vegetarian grain diet
- No antibiotics, hormones or steroids ever used
- Coturnix breed, also known as Pharaoh
- 4 whole, semi-boneless quail per package
- Ships in an uncooked state
- Product of USA
- For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
Cooking Methods: Grill, Pan-Sear, Roast, Pan-Roast, Braise
Cooking Tips: Our semi-boneless quail is easy - and quick - to cook. Quail is versatile and will take all types of seasoning and marinades well. After seasoning, semi-boneless quail are easy to stuff and pair wonderfully with bread, grain, or sausage stuffing. Stuffed birds need to be cooked slightly longer than unstuffed. Be careful not to overcook. If using a dry heat method, like roasting, pan-roasting, or grilling, cook quickly until meat is slightly firm to the touch and juices run clear. Basting or brushing with fat will help keep the quail moist.
Our mission is to find farmers that share our vision of a more humane and sustainable way of rearing livestock. We respect our place in the food chain and see farmers as true stewards of the land and environment. This is why we build real relationships with our farmers and work only with those who respect nature and focus on the best animal welfare practices.
Our quail come from a second-generation family-owned farm that raises the Pharaoh, also called the Coturnix, breed of this delicate little game bird. Coturnix breed quail offer a richer flavor and higher moisture content than the more common Bobwhite breed.
The farm places great emphasis on humane and stress-free conditions for the quail, raising them in spacious, open barns. The birds eat a natural and wholesome grain diet of pesticide-free corn and soybeans. There are never any hormones, growth stimulants or antibiotics used.